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We here at CSC follow phenomena, trends, breakthroughs and pioneering efforts that affect our field. We are active participants in social debate and strive to influence national and international operating conditions in an effort to support our customers' success.

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LUMI will be here in one year

When the operations of LUMI will start in the beginning of 2021, LUMI will be one of the most competitive supercomputers in the world. The design philosophy for LUMI was to create a platform which make the use of AI, especially deep learning, and traditional large scale simulations combined with massive scale data analytics possible in solving one research problem.

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New tools for quantum chemistry at high energies and loose bindings

Controlling radiation damage is a significant problem in the design and development of fusion reactors. Computational modeling of the radiation damage caused by the energetic particles generated by the fusion reactions hitting the walls of the reactor requires accurate knowledge of the highly repulsive part of the interatomic potential energy curve.

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Environmentally friendly cooling for a supercomputer

Granlund has designed the data center for the European supercomputer to be located in Kajaani. The data center operations are carbon neutral – the carbon footprint may even be negative.

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LUMI brings new possibilities for social sciences

A huge increase in the amount of data has brought computational methods also to other branches of science, including human sciences, as the digitalisation of society changes research conducted in social sciences.

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Blogs

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Tackling coronavirus with scientific databases

Coronavirus can be overcome through international cooperation and sharing of data, and electronic research infrastructures can help with this. They include hardware, information networks, databases and services that together make up a network of global information exchange. Finland is a member of these infrastructures and the benefits are undeniable.

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More manpower for Finland's AI research - Technology Center Program NVAITC

NVIDIA, the Finnish Center of Artificial Intelligence (FCAI) and CSC have just published their collaborative technology center program (NVAITC). NVAITC is an abbreviation for the “NVIDIA AI Technology Center”. The aim is to promote Finnish AI based research expertise.

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Ohjelmistoversion kuolema

Sovelluskehittäjänä käytän paljon muiden luomia pieniä kirjasto-ohjelmia. Niille yleensä ei ole määritelty EOLaa (End Of Life) kuten tärkeämmille ohjelmistoille. Joudun siis tutkimaan versionumeroa. Milloin ja miten säännöllisesti kirjastoa on viimeksi päivitetty, onko riippuvuuksia tai yhteystietoja. Osakemarkkinoiden tapaan tämä historiatieto ei ole tae tulevasta.

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Pykäliin tuijottamisesta käyttäjänäkökulmaan

OKM:n järjestämään ja CSC:n fasilitoimaan työpajaan 7.5. osallistui kolmisenkymmentä henkilöä. Konkreettisena tavoitteena oli hahmottaa, kuinka suunnittelua yhdessä jatketaan ja organisoidaan.

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Customer Stories

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Case Trafotek, SEMTEC project: CSC involved in developing modelling tools for industrial needs

Together with CSC, VTT, three universities and six companies from the electromechanical industry, Trafotek Oy participated in the SEMTEC project, whose mandate was to develop simulation tools for electromechanical problems. The project was carried out in close cooperation with research institutes and companies.

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Case Disior: code optimization support from CSC

Disior Ltd. is a Finnish start-up software company which develops computational software for treating bone fractures. Disior was one of the companies that was granted resources in the European high-performance computing infrastructure PRACE (the Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe) in its call for applications under the SHAPE program (SME HPC Adoption Programme for Europe) in autumn 2017.

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Case VRK / Valtiokonttori: CSC mukana digitalisoimassa julkishallinnon palveluja

Julkishallinnon digitalisaatio on yhteiskuntamme tärkeimpiä kehityskohteita. Yhä useampia palveluja digitalisoidaan ja tietoja siirretään eri muodoissa luontevasti eri toimijoiden kesken. Julkishallinnossa pyritään hyödyntämään entistä laajemmin CSC:n osaamista, jota on jo aiemmin käytetty tutkimuksen, opetuksen sekä kulttuurin palveluissa.

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Management and analysis of genome data support research in diseases

Data on the Finnish genome suitable for research use is available in different databases and data reserves around the world. Finland's national goal is to store all data produced on the Finns in Finland to allow analysts to combine it with other health data.

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